Cancer and Work (Oct. 19)

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Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, the return to work can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment. Employers may lack understanding of cancer’s impact on work abilities, and how to provide accommodations. On Wednesday, October 19, cancerandwork.ca, a new resource, will bring this information together.

Christine Maheu, Associate Professor, Ingram School of Nursing at McGill

“Cancer is affecting people in the prime of their careers. The new interactive website provides resources from across the country to survivors with practical, up-to-date information on returning to work, including support offered by provinces and territories.”—Christine Maheu

Professor Maheu is the co-creator of Cancer and Work. Her research is focused on cancer survivorship care with special interests in psychosocial oncology clinical interventions.

christine.maheu [at] mcgill.ca (English and French)

A launch event will take place Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 10AM-2PM  at McGill University, Ingram School of Nursing in the Wendy Patrick Room, along with cancer survivors and other collaborators.

Contact Information

Contact: 
Vincent Allaire
Organization: 
Media Relations Office
Email: 
vincent.allaire [at] mcgill.ca
Office Phone: 
514-398-6693
Mobile Phone: 
514-704-6693